Señor Tapatío gets told.

March 3rd, 2013 · 47 comments

Writes Randahl in Boise, Idaho: “I love me some Tapatío, and sometimes I forget to put it back in the fridge. My wife thought Mr. Tapatío should know his place.”

Mr. Tapatío

Dear Mr Tapatio, I hate your face. No matter how many times I put you back in the fridge you always reappear on the counter, kitchen table, dining table. You sir, are the herpes of my life. <3 Nicole XXOO

related: Eat it; love it. Got it?

FILED UNDER: fridge · heart · Idaho · love & marriage · xoxo


47 responses so far ↓

  • #1   FeRD bang

    Joke’s on her. The herpes of Randahl’s life is actual herpes.

    Mar 3, 2013 at 3:17 pm   rating: 40  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   Wench

    “you, sir, are the herpes of my life”

    That has to win insult of the day….

    Mar 3, 2013 at 3:23 pm   rating: 46  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   The Elf

      I have got to use this at some point today. It is the best insult ever.

      Mar 4, 2013 at 8:09 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   21skulls

    A quart.

    A full quart of hot sauce.

    Mar 3, 2013 at 3:48 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   SeeYouInTea

      I know it says Idaho, but a quart of hot sauce wouldn’t last long in a southern home. They put that shit on everything.

      Mar 3, 2013 at 10:22 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   El Jefe

    If you have never had Tapatio, you are not living. Better than Tabasco. Better than Frank’s. Better than Louisiana. And none of that god awful vinegar taste.

    Mar 3, 2013 at 3:51 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   Jami

      How hot is it? Because frankly, if it’s not spicy enough that a small amount will make my eyes water and my nose run, it’s not worth it.

      Mar 3, 2013 at 4:47 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   Will

      I like vinegar. And you can take my Tabasco when you pry it from my cold, dead hands.

      Mar 3, 2013 at 5:12 pm   rating: 22  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.3   The Elf

      Some foods require a vinegar-y hot sauce, some a tomato-y, some even a mustard-y. Some foods benefit from a sweet, fruity sauce with only a mild hit of heat, other times you just want to napalm the dish into feiry deliciousness. That’s why there’s a whole fridge door shelf devoted to hot sauce in the Elf House.

      Mar 4, 2013 at 8:39 am   rating: 24  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.4   H for Toy

      Exactly. Because sometimes you need a variety; and also Mr for Toy has an addiction.

      So, in the interest of feeding an addiction that makes cooking fun, any recommendations, Jami?

      Mar 4, 2013 at 9:06 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.5   JamiSings bang

      I mostly get my spicy craving outside the home because my father is the stereotypical New Englander and hates spicy food with a burning passion. Even a pin prick of a drop of hot sauce will get him complaining to beat the band.

      Therefore I have to rely on Mi Casa (local restaurant) salsa. They have a green one that will take your breath away. I like to mix it with the red salsa because that way I get the heat of the green and the good flavoring of the milder red. I’m also extremely fond of Hooter’s 911 sauce. It works better if you get your chicken breaded rather than naked as the breading soaks up the sauce carrying more of it to your mouth.

      Now we do have sauces we can add – in the fridge since they’re rarely used – to chili and the like. But I don’t think any of it is Senor Tapatio. Which is why I’m curious. If it’s hotter than the weak stuff (IMHO) in our fridge I’d like to know so I can go out and buy some.

      Mar 4, 2013 at 9:45 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.6   H for Toy

      It’s listed as 3000 on the Scoville scale, which is slightly less than Tabasco. If that helps. We have plans to make some ghost pepper sauce this summer, but it will be vinegary, because I plan to ferment, not cook it. If it’s legal to mail, I’ll send you some.

      Mar 4, 2013 at 10:32 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.7   thrall bang

      IMHO, Tapatio is much less spicy than Tabasco but it has a very distinctive smoky-sour-hot flavor that I really enjoy. To me it’s indeed hotter than the weak stuff, but not a 5-alarm sauce. Nom-nom.

      Mar 4, 2013 at 10:37 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.8   Jami

      H – If you can that would be awesome. I tried to grow some ghost peppers but the seeds never germinated.

      Mar 4, 2013 at 8:36 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.9   JN

      Why has no one mentioned sriracha?!

      Mar 5, 2013 at 9:54 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.10   H for Toy

      Jami, if it turns out, I’ll let you know and get your address. It looks like its legal to mail, but its at my own risk. It is NOT legal to mail cats or dogs though. Useful information, that ;)

      Mar 5, 2013 at 10:56 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.11   FeRD bang

      Oh, you can mail just about anything, if you follow their fiddly rules about exactly how to do it. (Though, it’s true, no live warm-blooded animals. Except birds, weirdly. But insects, reptiles, etc… all allowed.)

      There are even policies regarding the proper way to ship body parts. (No heads! …Actually, wait, no. That was FedEx. The USPS might even take heads.)

      Mar 5, 2013 at 2:57 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.12   Dana

      I have a friend who works in the USPS. I’ll ask her if mailing heads is allowed, and get back to you.

      Mar 6, 2013 at 12:47 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.13   Crystal

      I don’t like Sriracha. Too garlicy. I don’t even like it when it’s an ingredient in a dish as opposed to a condiment.

      Chalula is my fave.

      Mar 11, 2013 at 12:54 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   C

    I hate it when my herpes doesn’t stay in the fridge where it belongs.

    Mar 3, 2013 at 4:04 pm   rating: 33  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   Barnaby

    Who the hell puts Tapatio in the fridge?

    Mar 3, 2013 at 4:51 pm   rating: 44  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   Oregon knows better

      No refrigeration needed, hot sauce lovers! Doesn’t solve this problem, but good to know for the rest of us who happen to be able/willing to clean up our own shit…

      Mar 6, 2013 at 12:10 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   stephanie

      Thank you. I was going to say the same thing. Herpes or not, I’d leave the Tapatio by my bedside if I could.

      Wait…

      Mar 12, 2013 at 9:41 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   TGIF

    Thank you very much-o Mr. Tapatio!

    Domo arigato Mr. Tapatio!

    Mar 3, 2013 at 5:00 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   scott hall

    Damn how long do you think it took her to get a card, write the note, put it in an envelope, and tape it to a bottle of tapatio? Does this woman have nothing better to do with her life?
    Also “I hate your face” and “you sir” make her sound like she’s really immature so maybe this dude shouldn’t have married a child?

    Mar 3, 2013 at 6:08 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   Ed Decatur

      She is letting her husband save face by blaming Mr. Taptio. So it is really a love note. Also, she is using the style of politicians: the more they disagree with each other, the more formally polite they become, at least sometimes.

      Mar 3, 2013 at 6:30 pm   rating: 49  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.2   High-Larry-Us

      So, Scott Hall… first time at PAN, eh?

      Mar 3, 2013 at 6:45 pm   rating: 71  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.3   kermit

      Well, it looks like Scott left his sense of humor in the fridge with Rahndal’s wife’s herpes.

      Mar 3, 2013 at 8:20 pm   rating: 51  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.4   NoAdditives

      Clearly, scott hall is not married. Otherwise, he’d know that there is a finite amount of times you can ask someone to change a habit only to be ignored before you lose it completely. Or, before it just isn’t worth fighting about any longer.

      Mar 3, 2013 at 9:36 pm   rating: 51  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   Tard

    See, it’s a JOKE!

    Mar 3, 2013 at 6:21 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   d1337

    Give Valentina a try…red label (it’s really yellow) or black label. It’s a nice hot sauce.

    Most hot sauces do not require refrigeration. I have more important things to put in the fridge…like beer.

    Mar 3, 2013 at 6:42 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   Red Delicious

      Most hot sauces don’t require refrigeration if you use it all before it would technically spoil. People that don’t have had some pretty interesting mold experiences.
      Just because it’s a condiment doesn’t mean it doesn’t need to be properly preserved for the length of it’s duration.

      Mar 3, 2013 at 7:58 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.2   NoAdditives

      Thank you. There’s nothing wrong with refrigerating things, regardless of whether or not they technically need to be. If it doesn’t hurt, why not be on the safe/less irritating side?

      Mar 3, 2013 at 9:33 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.3   nola

      Sure, it doesn’t have to go in the refrigerator, but he’s not putting it away in the pantry or the cabinet either. I don’t think the issue here is the refrigeration needs of hot sauce, but that said hot sauce is not put away.

      Mar 4, 2013 at 6:31 am   rating: 26  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.4   Ethel

      Here here, Uncle Tap stays in the cabinet or on the counter in my house and I have not had Tappy spoil once – and I’ve been using Uncle Tap for at least a decade now. If you were to suck on the lip, which I don’t recommend, and there were backwash this might be a problem but general clean conditions and the acidic base of the sauce prevents most spoilage.

      Mar 4, 2013 at 7:58 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.5   Tesselara

      There seem to be several good reasons not to suck on the lip of a hot-sauce container.

      Mar 4, 2013 at 11:27 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.6   Tesselara

      Also–that sounded dirty!

      Mar 4, 2013 at 11:28 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   j116

    I know this has been stated and is pretty much beside the point (Mr. Tapatío shouldn’t be left on the counter, full stop), but Mr. Tapatío doesn’t need to be refrigerated. It’s a toxic mix of corrosive ingredients that don’t go bad, and yet are oh, so good.

    Mar 3, 2013 at 8:31 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   Nunavut Guy

    Badges? We don’t need no stinkin’ badges!

    Mar 4, 2013 at 6:59 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   Dane Zeller

    Oh no! Oh no! Does this mean…does this mean that Mr. Skippy has to go back into the refrigerator, too?

    Mar 4, 2013 at 8:23 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   Spooky

    She has herpes reappearing on her counter, kitchen table, and dining table?

    Thanks, Nicole and Randahl, but I’m busy every night for forever, so I can’t come over for dinner…..

    Xxoo

    Mar 4, 2013 at 10:29 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   pooham

    I find the spelling of his name just creepy. The spelling seems to impy that it must always be said with the “ah” sound.

    Randahl Dahling, please pahss the Tahpahtio.

    Mar 4, 2013 at 11:11 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   wut

      Fun fact: In Spanish the letter ‘A’ is always pronounced ‘ah’ (e.g. gracias, tapas, agua)

      Fun fact 2: Tapatío is an adjective used to describe anyone or anything from Guadalajara, Mexico.

      Mar 4, 2013 at 1:04 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.2   Julie Andrews

      Tapatio isn’t “his” name. It’s just a word meaning “guadalajaran.” It’s as if a hot sauce were called “New Yorker”.

      Mar 5, 2013 at 5:07 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.3   kat

      Fun fact: Pooham was talking about the spelling of Randahl’s name (which is totally weird), not the hot sauce.

      Mar 10, 2013 at 4:14 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   lorfdof

    Vinegar-heavy hot sauces like tapatio don’t need to be refrigerated. Even when I lived in humid, rainy Hawaii our hot sauces survived outside the fridge with minimal trouble.

    Mar 4, 2013 at 5:54 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   Julie Andrews

    She’s racist.

    Mar 5, 2013 at 5:01 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     

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